The handle of this serving spoon is covered with an elegant grapevine and ivy pattern. It documents the important manufacturer and retailer relationship between Gorham and Tiffany, which were great rivals in the late 19th-century American silver trade.


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Maker
Gorham Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, founded 1831
Retailer
Tiffany & Co., New York, established 1837
Title
Serving Spoon
Date
c. 1875
Medium
Silver and partial gilding
Dimensions
10 1/8 × 2 1/2 × 1 5/8 in. (25.7 × 6.4 × 4.1 cm)
Credit Line

The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Phyllis Tucker

Current Location
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
METALS STUDY ROOM
Accession Number
B.2017.6
Classification
Metalwork
Provenance

Phyllis Tucker, Houston; given to MFAH, 2017.